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MDC offers family fishing class in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Oct 05, 2015

Discover nature by learning the basics of fishing for free Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31.

Discover Nature Fishing

MDC seeks public input for Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Oct 01, 2015

Area plan will be available for public comment Oct. 1-31.

Missouri Department of Conservation's Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area Sign

MDC: offers “Field to Freezer” class in Jefferson City on processing deer

News from the region

Central
Oct 01, 2015

Sign up and learn how to field dress, process, and package deer meat for the freezer.

Processing deer meat

Fish die-off at Diana Bend Conservation Area near Rocheport

News from the region

Central
Sep 24, 2015

Dead fish at Diana Bend Conservation Area are due to lack of oxygen in water

Dead fish at Diana Bend Conservation Area are due to lack of oxygen in water.

MDC holding CWD informational meetings in California and Jeff City

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2015

Learn how to help slow the spread of CWD Oct. 20 in California and Oct. 22 in Jefferson City.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC hosts MoNASP teacher training workshop in Osage County

News from the region

Central
Sep 16, 2015

The session is free, but registration is required by Oct. 9.

MoNASP

MDC hosts basic muzzleloader skills class in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Sep 09, 2015

Registration is required by Sept. 21.

Black Powder Firearms

MDC and MU partnership adds wildlife habitat to Columbia golf course

News from the region

Central
Aug 07, 2015

MDC and A.L. Gustin Golf Course staff work together to make land more natural.

Sign at A.L. Gustin Golf Course

MDC hosting Discover Nature Schools preschool teacher workshop in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Aug 04, 2015

Space is limited and reservations are required by Aug. 25.

Discover nature with MDC at youth dove hunt in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Jul 30, 2015

The hunt is free, but registration is required by Aug. 26 and is limited to the first 25 participants.

MDC offers bowhunter education course in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 15, 2015

This free course will provide participants with the opportunity to become safety-certified.

MDC offers family fishing class in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Jul 14, 2015

Discover nature by learning the basics of fishing for free Aug. 28-29.

Family Fishing

Effective wingshooting workshop offered for hunters in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Jul 13, 2015

The workshop is free, but registration by Aug. 7 is required.

Connect to MDC Runge Conservation Nature Center with a text

News from the region

Central
Jul 13, 2015

Receive up to 6 texts a month to learn about FREE events at the Nature Center.

Welcoming sign at Runge Conservation Nature Center

MDC offers women's archery class in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 07, 2015

Discover nature by learning the basics of archery for free Aug. 4.

Archery at the Spring Fling

MDC hosting MoNASP teacher training workshop in Miller County

News from the region

Central
Jul 06, 2015

The training is free, but registration is required by Aug. 3.

MoNASP

MDC hosting Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Columbia in August

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2015

Space is limited and reservations are required by Aug. 1.

Share ideas about the management of MDC’s Runge Nature Center grounds

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2015

The public comment period is July 1-31.

MDC and local mid-Missouri libraries offer fishing rod and reel loaner program

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2015

Seven mid-Missouri libraries now have fishing equipment available for public use.

Discover nature with MDC at frog gigging clinic on July 24 in Sweet Springs

News from the region

Central
Jun 24, 2015

The clinic is free, but participants are required to register by July 22.

MDC changes deer hunting regs to help slow CWD

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Statewide
Jun 12, 2015

Lifting antler-point restriction and increasing availability of antlerless permits in key central and northeast counties aim to slow the spread of deadly deer disease.

CWD Management Area

Wet a line with MDC at kid’s fishing clinic in Jefferson City on June 27

News from the region

Central
May 28, 2015

The clinic is FREE and open to kids up to age 15 and their parent or adult mentor, but registration is required by June 26.

Boy With Fish

MDC hosting Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshop in Columbia on May 29

News from the region

Central
May 21, 2015

The workshop is free and material covered is geared for grades K-2.

Discover Nature Students Learning Outdoors

MDC hosting MoNASP teacher training workshop in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
May 18, 2015

The June 8 workshop is free, but registration is required by June 5.

MoNASP Archers

Wet a line with MDC at “Reel” time fishing event on June 6 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 11, 2015

MDC, in partnership with Bass Pro Shop, Mexico Bassmasters and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite families to discover nature at the 10th annual “Reel” Time with Kids free fishing event on Saturday, June 6 at Bass Pro Shop Sportsman’s Center in Columbia.

A young boy with a bluegill he has caught.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
(Statewide)
Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554